Sixteen

Album: Storm the Gates of Hell (2007)

Songfacts®:

  • "Sixteen" talks about how sinners need to stop their ways before the rapture comes.
  • Bruce Fitzhugh from Living Sacrifice does guest vocals on this track. Although this is the only song with a guest vocalist on Storm the Gates of Hell, their previous releases feature many guests. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Derek - Puyallup, WA, for above 2

Comments: 1

  • David from Santa Fe , NmI dont think it has anything to do with the rapture, however...its always a good time to repent and receive forgiveness from out lord and savior.

    Here is Ryan Clarks explanation for the song sixteen."

    Having played in bands for well over a decade, I've learned a lot of things about many of the people involved in "Christian" music. I put the word Christian in quotes, because unfortunately, many of the things that I have witnessed lead me to believe that there are a lot of people involved in Christian music that should not be adopting the term "Christian" at all.

    For many of us in bands, this is a common tale. For others, it may be news. And don't get me wrong here- I'm not saying that since these people are Christians, they cannot fail. They can and will fail, and that is to be expected. However, there is a level of failure, as a Christian, as a human, without remorse or repentance that begs to be questioned.

    "Sixteen" is in regard to the minute. Some people are fortunate enough to have fifteen minutes of fame. For these "Christians" that I speak of, living Godless, perverse lives, I beg for minute sixteen. I beg for the end of their undeserved fame, for the end of spiritual fraudulence, and the end of their time in this scene.

    And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in [his] wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger [from his right], and fear not me, saith the Lord of hosts.
    -Malachi 3:5 "

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